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Superhuman News 🤖 - Adult Magazines at my Summer Job

Peter Joosten MSc.
Peter Joosten MSc.
Hey there,
I had just turned eighteen. From the age of fifteen, I worked in a rose nursery on weekends and holidays.
I was fed up with that job. It was always warm in the greenhouse, my forearms were scratched by thorns, and we barely had a break.
Looking for a nice summer job, I sent letters to thirty companies in the area. There was only one response. The municipality was looking for an administrative employee at the recycling center during the summer holidays.
My prejudice was confirmed: the work at the local government agency was much more relaxed. I had to prepare the paperwork for the garbage trucks, which drove to the garbage dump after their round in my hometown.
Sometimes I also had to do some manual labor on the recycling center.
Then I found out that I had good fringe benefits, especially for an eighteen-year-old boy.
In the back of the waste paper container were a few complete years of Playboy. Not to arouse too much suspicion, I smuggled a few copies home in my bag every day.
The best summer job I’ve ever had.
This was in 2002. Now, about 20 years later, eighteen-year-old boys no longer need paper copies. ;-)
The government still fascinates me, for completely different reasons. For example, I regularly give lectures for civil servants, administrators and politicians. The theme: technological developments in society.
And that is also the theme of this newsletter. Enjoy reading!
Peter

My own work about technological development
Articles and videos that I made about this topic.
Video: Technology Ethics explained
Technology ethics is a topic that becomes increasingly important for governments, legislators, and politicians, because technology is gaining influence in our lives. I published the video on my YouTube-channel, watch it here:
My video about technology ethics
My video about technology ethics
Bullets
Relevant articles, papers and other media about this topic.
🤔 Alex Pearlman is my favorite bioethicist. In this essay, she argues that the United States needs a permanent committee to inform citizens and politicians about advances in biotechnology (and the moral issues that arise).
⚡️ One of the lessons of the Covid-19 pandemic is that governments were not well-prepared for such risks and calamities. The chance of such catastrophic incidents is only increased by, among other things, artificial intelligence and biotechnology. That is why governments need a Chief Risk Officer, argues this piece.
📚 To what extent do we want our lives to be run and controlled by powerful digital systems? That is the core question of Jamie Susskind’s book Future Politics. Not only relevant for politicians, administrators and civil servants, but for everyone.
Webinars & Keynotes
These are upcoming events where I will give a talk or webinar that are accessible for everybody. Great to see you there!
Thank you!
Thank you for reading! This newsletter is free, but not cheap. You can help me in a number of ways: forward it to someone who likes it, subscribe to my YouTube-channel, apply for the Masterclass, hire me to speak, for a webinar, or consultancy. 🥰
See you next year!
See you next year!
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Peter Joosten MSc.
Peter Joosten MSc. @PeterJoostenOrg

A monthly newsletter about human enhancement, biohacking and transhumanism. I share the latest news, in-depth pieces, and my own articles and videos. Website: https://www.peterjoosten.org

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